Large deformation and failure mechanism of plain woven composite in bias extension test

B. Zhu, T. X. Yu, Xiaoming Tao

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Large shear deformation of plain woven composite sheets and corresponding failure mechanism are investigated by bias extension test. Digital image correlation analysis was conducted on a series of photos taken during the test. Four typical phases were identified, and a theoretical model of the large deformation is proposed from energy point of view. Numerical simulations have also been carried out, but it will be reported in a subsequent paper.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-256
Number of pages4
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Volume334-335 I
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2007


  • Bias extension test
  • Energy method
  • Image correlation analysis
  • Textile composite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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